Monogrammed Antique Damask Napkins
Adorable Little "MC" Monogram
Item Number N46006
Most charming about the unlaundered nature of these is that they give us insight into the embroiderers technique for marking the linen. Before she did the marking (an interesting process often done with stencils and black or blue marking powder) she folded the napkins at precise right angles and then again to bisect the angle, thus locating the exact center line from the corner. Then she centered her mark (probably a stencil) on that line in the same place on the damask for each....and voila! The bisected fold can clearly be seen on each piece in the corner of the monogram.
Unused weighty linen damask napkins are still polished and crisp in creamy linen that will launder to white, I promise. The edges of hand knotted fringe are in perfect condition with the exception of a bit of age on two or three that will launder. This will launder right out but does not detract. These were once a part of a trousseau and were saved for "good" and never used. Remnants of an old label and black marking powder remain but will likely launder out with a good soak. They are offered in excellent condition, as found....a fabulous piece of embroidery history! c.1860's - 1880's. Set of nine, 17" X 16.5" including fringes
9 matching monogrammed linen antique napkins with fringes
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